Reds work hard to triumph over Sunwolves
The Reds were made to work hard for their 35-25 victory against the Sunwolves in Brisbane.
In a late change the Reds welcomed back the dangerous Samu Kerevi. The home side had a midfield break to thank for an early score but instead of Kerevi being the instigator it was number eight, Curtis Browning who sliced through.
As was the story of the entire match the Sunwolves kept replying with points of their own. After a good period of phase play Derek Carpenter was on hand to pull the scores to 10-5 just after the quarter mark was reached in the match.
James Slipper pushed the home side further ahead but the Japanese remained in the contest with a couple of Pisi penalties making it 17-13 at the half time break.
It was once again the Reds who started with a bang after the re-start as Browning got is second. In a bizarre case of deja vu Carpenter pulled the visitors back to within a couple points of their hosts as the centre benefitted from a smart pass from his flyhalf.
Just before the hour mark Liaki Moli would get over in the corner to cause the home fans a moment of serious distress as the scores were level at 25-all at this stage.
Once again it would be a case of one-for-you and one for me as Cadeyrn Neville ran in a good try which came after a good break by Nick Frisby. On this occasion there would be no response form the Sunwolves.